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Australian Open: Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid win fifth straight wheelchair doubles title

There was a 19th Grand Slam title together in wheelchair doubles for Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid while there was also a 15th slam doubles title for Andy Lapthorne in the quad division; we will bring you live scores, reports, analysis and features from Melbourne

Alfie Hewett, left, and Gordon Reid of Britain in the men's wheelchair doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia,
Image: Alfie Hewett (left) and Gordon Reid won a fifth straight wheelchair doubles title at the Australian Open (picture courtesy of the LTA)

Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid won a fifth straight wheelchair doubles title at the Australian Open, while Andy Lapthorne was victorious in the quad division.

Hewett and Reid defeated Japanese duo Takuya Miki and Tokito Oda 6-3 6-2 to collect a 19th Grand Slam title together.

It is a fifth successive title in Melbourne for the all-British duo, who were playing their second match of the day having won a rain-delayed semi-final earlier.

Reid said: "It's not been easy, it never is easy to win any of them, because there is always strong teams that we're coming up against. Obviously we've got a big target on our back as the guys who've been dominating recently.

"I think the numbers are sort of secondary to us. We enjoy them when we hear them afterwards, but for us really I think the key the last few years has been trying to push ourselves as a team, trying to progress the style of play that we bring to the court, and the way that we approach matches."

Hewett will look to make it a double triumph when he takes on Oda in the singles final on Saturday.

There was also a 15th Grand Slam doubles title for Lapthorne in the quad division playing with American David Wagner, the pair beating South African Donald Ramphadi and Guy Sasson of Israel 6-4 3-6 (10-2).

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Meanwhile, Neal Skupski missed out on a fourth Grand Slam title having reached the mixed doubles final with American Desirae Krawczyk.

The pair, who won the Wimbledon title together in 2021 and 2022, lost out 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 11-9 to Chinese Taipei's Hsieh Su-wei and Pole Jan Zielinski.

Skupski, who won his first men's doubles title at Wimbledon last summer alongside Wesley Koolhof, and Krawczyk won the first set on a tie-break and led 4-2 in the second but lost in a deciding tie-break having held one match point.

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Mingge Xu missed out on a place in the girls' singles semi-finals, the Welsh player losing 6-4 6-3 to Bulgaria's Iva Ivanova.

Xu and Hannah Klugman were also beaten in the semi-finals of the girls' doubles, while Viktor Frydrych, playing with Czech Petr Brunclik, lost in the final of the boys' doubles.

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